The cable industry has been bullish on hiring veterans in recent years, and this announcement marks a big commitment from one major company that includes both distributor and programming operations. Comcast/NBCU has committed to hiring 10,000 reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners over the next three years. In the past three years the company has hired 4,200, surpassing its goal of 2,000, so this represents a major increase. More news: A new role, vice president of military and veterans initiatives, has been created at the company. He or she will work across Comcast/NBCU to provide strategy surrounding programs and outreach with the military and veteran community. Moreover, enhancements were made to the the company’s military leave policy. See more in the release below.
In celebration of Armed Forces Week, Comcast NBCUniversal announced today that the company is committed to hiring 10,000 reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners between 2015 and 2017. The new employees will work in a variety of positions across all levels of the organization, including network engineering, technology, operations, theme parks and resorts, programming, customer service, marketing, human resources, and other careers.